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Physics and Chemistry of Earth Materials : Cambridge Topics in Mineral Physics & Chemistry (Paperback) - Alexandra Navrotsky

Physics and Chemistry of Earth Materials

Cambridge Topics in Mineral Physics & Chemistry (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 6th March 1995
ISBN: 9780521358941
Number Of Pages: 432

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Stressing the fundamental solid state behavior of minerals, and emphasizing both theory and experiment, this text surveys the physics and chemistry of earth materials. The author begins with a systematic tour of crystal chemistry of both simple and complex structures (with completely new structural drawings) and discusses how to obtain structural and thermodynamic information experimentally. Dr. Navrotsky also reviews the quantitative concepts of chemical bonding--band theory, molecular orbit and ionic models. She then covers physical properties and relates microscopic features to macroscopic thermodynamic behavior and treats high pressure phase transitions, amorphous materials and solid state reactions. The author concludes with a look at the interface between mineral physics and materials science. Highly illustrated throughout, this book fills the gap between undergraduate texts and specialized review volumes and is appropriate for students and researchers in earth science and materials science.

'... the book is remarkably easy to read and carries you along rather like a novel in places.' Martin Elsworth, The Open University Geological Society

Crystal Chemistry
Experimental methods for studying structure
Methods for studying thermodynamic properties
Chemical bonding
Mineral thermodynamics
Solid solutions and order-disorder
Melts, glasses, and amorphous materials
The interface between mineral physics and materials science.
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ISBN: 9780521358941
ISBN-10: 0521358949
Series: Cambridge Topics in Mineral Physics & Chemistry (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 6th March 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.94 x 15.47  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: Revised